Sat, May 4, 2013
Thinking about getting braces? Experts say it’s never too late. These days, adults make up nearly half of orthodontic patients hoping to finally get the perfect smile they’ve always dreamed about.
Braces have evolved considerably in the last 15 years. Breathe easy, the days of being a true “metal mouth” are over and more lightweight and cosmetically friendly options are out there.
Why have braces?
The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to make the best of your teeth. This includes allowing you to bite correctly, eat more comfortably and care for your teeth and gums more easily. And your smile will benefit too.
Treatment almost always involves using braces to straighten crooked, crowded or protruding teeth, close gaps between teeth and correct the bite of the teeth, so the top and bottom teeth meet when you close your mouth.
Treatment usually lasts from 18 months to two years, with visits to the orthodontist required every four to six weeks.
When you’re looking at the various braces colors you’ll probably get to have your choice, depending on the specific braces for adults you need. Your orthodontist will recommend a kind based on the condition of your teeth and will take into account the following factors:
- How crooked your teeth are
- How bad your bite is
- Whether you need jaw surgery
- Whether any extractions need to be done
- How long the braces will need to be worn
- Your budget
Most people want a great smile, and adults know that it can make a great difference not only in their personal but also their professional lives. Many say the payoff is worth the temporary inconvenience and expense of braces.
Be totally unique when choosing your braces colors!
When you want to do something completely unique and different look at the different colored bands that are available for braces for adults. The braces colors available include blue, black, brown, purple, bright red, pink, green, clear and everything in between. The cost of braces bands for the various colors is the same but once you have chosen the color you’ll be stuck with it until you have finished your course of treatment.
Orthodontics usually works very well, but it’s important to look after your teeth while you’re wearing braces. Braces can trap food and cause more plaque to build up than usual. You need to take extra care cleaning your teeth and watch what you eat, for example by avoiding sugary foods and drinks. You also need to see your dentist regularly while having orthodontic treatment.
Braces work as well in adults as in children. If you do not like you smile I would encourage you to see an orthodontist for orthodontic treatment.